We worship the Christ child!
Advent Rest: spend less; give more presence; love all; worship fully! The Christmas story is about love, hope, redemption, and relationship. But we easily allow this season to be about stuff, stress, and debt. Have we traded the best story in the world - the birth of our Lord and Savior - for a story about what is on sale? Let's remember that we find REST as we keep our focus on Christ!
Worship Fully! When our budgets are tuned toward God, when we realize that our presence is just as valuable as presents, and when we recognize that Jesus came for all the world, we have set the stage to worship fully! Mary models this for us as she responds to God in praise! Her life has been transformed by God. And she worships in song! Worship in song reaches to the very depths of our lives and hearts. As we worship in song, we focus on the birth of God’s son, Jesus. Worship changes us! Let's worship fully as we celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus!
Questions to ponder:
- Will the legacy you offer to your family this Christmas include worship of Jesus?
- Think about how we use our bodies in worship. What would be a posture of worship for the baby Jesus?
- What is your favorite Christmas carol? Sing it often in these next days as you remember how Mary worshiped in song.